Alright y’all I give up. Last week it was freezing cold in New Orleans and next week it’s supposed to be in the 60s. What gives? Whatever, when you’re from here you come to expect the crazy changes in weather at this time of year but that doesn’t make you recover from getting sick any faster.
I know everyone is tired of hearing about how cold it is but damn y’all it is cold in New Orleans! At the very least my sweaters have been getting lots of love lately.
I don’t buy sweaters very often and I really don’t own that many. One of my new favorites is this ultra comfy Lia Molly sweater that I bought a few months ago. It is so snuggly, warm and most important easy to wear! I just throw it on with a pair of jeans and go. I normally wouldn’t wear white since it washes me out but I really like this tank underneath as it breaks up the grey. Don’t mind the red nose, I had just got back from walking my dog.
The best thing about this piece is the back. Unfortunately I don’t get a chance to admire it while I’m bundled up but it is a really pretty design yet feels tribal at the same time.
Long sweaters require long jewelry so I layered up two of my new favorite necklaces, a rabbit skeleton and a bevy of arms and legs.
So how are y’all staying warm this winter?
Sweater: Lia Molly*
Tank: Project Alabama via Buffalo Exchange
Jeans: Current Elliot via Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Steve Madden via Nordstrom Rack
Necklaces: Arms and legs via Buffalo Exchange, rabbit skeleton via Fairy
*Seema Sudan was kind enough to let me purchase the sweater at a discounted press rate after featuring Lia Molly on Slow Southern Style.
There are so many good sales going on this week from some of my favorite stores and designers! Be sure to take advantage of at least one.
Feet First is having a BOGO sale. Buy any sale item and get a second sale item at 1/2 off. Use the code BOGO50 to shop online.
Fairy is having 20-50% off their sale merchandise starting this week.
Billy Reid is having a big 60% sale on all sale items both in store and online.
Pearl Southern Couture has marked down everything in their online store by 45-55% off. Hurry, the sale ends on 1/13!
I’m back from my vacation but brought back a nasty cold as a souvenir as a result of hiking in snow and changing climates so much. So instead of feverishly whipping up some new posts I’m taking today to put out a few reminders and inform y’all of some changes. Here they are, in no particular order.
The best boutiques are the ones that you walk in and instantly get the person’s perspective. I detest walking into a shop and seeing the same 6 brands stocked that everyone else in town carries.
Milton and Rachael of Pack Rats aim to break the mold by offering up one of a kind items that you won’t find anywhere else. Their shop, located in Columbia, South Carolina, opened in June 2010 and 100% of their stock is vintage (not retro) and handmade items.
Rachael has been a professional crafter for over two years and creates all sorts of knitted items. She specializes in berets and beanies but also makes scarves and occasionally sells vintage items in her Etsy shop as well.
Today’s post was written by Summer N., manager of The Creole Cottage and principal designer of The Web Boutique. This article originally appeared on Good NOLA.
1. clothing; manner or style of dress, esp. as characteristic of an occupation, profession, or rank
2. external form or appearance
3. Obsolete style; manner
You just got paid. It’s Friday night. And now you’re in your closet looking for something to wear to the hottest party of the year.
And nothing is looking back at you.
Another road trip to the mall? Negative. This time you’re going to stop by a new shop on Magazine Street simply called “Garb.” And then you’re going to smile when you realize it’s owned by N’awlins native, Antonia Carter (a.k.a. Toya from BET’s Tiny & Toya show). And if that’s not enough to have you singing in your stilettos, then you’re going to lose your mind at the chic clothing at affordable prices.
No, really. It’s affordable.
I’m talking the cutest Fall boots for $40, fun and frilly dresses under $100 and for those of you with caviar taste, an exclusive section of Garb known as Toya’s Closet where you can find vintage items from designers such as Christian Louboutin, Fendi and Gucci for a fraction of its original costs.
Since its grand opening on October 23, Garb has been the “it” spot for NOLA’s fashionable femmes. So why are you wasting your time with teeny boppers and middle schoolers in the mall for graphic tees and sneakers? Get your grown and sexy woman on with Garb.
Get your latest Garb at:
2108 Magazine Street
The online store is coming soon, but stop by during store hours:
While I’m out in the Southwest having a sibling reunion I have a few fashionable women keeping y’all entertained until I come back. I hope you enjoy their posts. Make sure to leave lots of comments for them and once again thanks for the help ladies.
Hello sweet Southern style lovers! I’m Rach from Ordinarily Urbane, my New Orleans-based personal style blog. Ordinarily Urbane is all about relevant, accessible and uncomplicated style for the everyday girl. While Christy is off scouring the Grand Canyon I’m here on the St. Charles Streetcar Line to share an outfit with you inspired by her and her passion for Southern style.
Dressed for: Guest Posting for Slow Southern Style
Oxford Shirt: Billy Reid (Men’s), scored at Ruffian Swap
Denim Jacket: Old Navy
Fleur-de-lis Necklace: James Avery
Heels: Michael Kors
On Slow Southern Inspiration:
Considering Billy Reid is one of Christy’s favorite designers, it’s only appropriate that this outfit started with a piece from his collection. I was thrilled to find this oxford at a past Ruffian Swap, a clothing and apparel swap I host in the Greater New Orleans area. With a bit of a chill in the air layers were definitely a necessity. Layering brings new life into old pieces and makes getting dressed so much fun. It’s the perfect excuse to switch up your style with unlikely combination of items. Try two jackets over an oxford, like I did here, or two open oxfords over a tee, because even in the South it still gets chilly. You never know what you’ll come up with! And my Southern-inspired outfit just wouldn’t be complete without the iconic fleur-de-lis, worn in the form of a charming necklace, to top it off.
Next time you get dressed try to have a little fun with what’s in your closet by layering and bringing out that sass of the South. Wishing you the happiest of new years, thanks for reading!
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I’m not gonna lie, 2010 was a great year for me, one that had a lot of personal firsts. Instead of featuring a bunch of outfits y’all have already seen I decided to share some of the good things that happened this past year.
|Mardi Gras 2010, back at the new old place|
-Bought a house. Not just any house but the house we lived in before Katrina. Bonus points that the outside cats that we had spayed and neutered are still here, 10 years after being born on the front porch. Good story right? I’m still waiting for HGTV to contact me offering a full interior decorating makeover. Oh yea and maybe if they could convert one of the attics into a master suite that would be great too.
|Nadia, my fifth cat|
-Got a dog, a greyhound at that. I’ve been pining for one for something like 12 years.She’s wonderful, and basically just lays around the house like a cat. Of course when she wants to run she wants to RUN. An added bonus is how many of my neighbor’s I’ve met walking her.
|Hubby now calls me flower feet. Ricky is my dad’s name, rest in peace.|
-New tattoos. I haven’t gotten fresh ink since 2004. Magnolias on my feet and a shrimp on my back were this year’s additions. Rattlesnakes, the Louisiana state flower, and seafood- what can I say, I’m always representing what I love.
– Went to San Francisco for the first time. I loved the feeling that place has and I certainly want to go back. I loved how many interesting neighborhoods there are and in many ways that city shares some similarities to New Orleans. Now if we could just get good, cheap Thai food here….
-I’ve been with the same company for 5 1/2 years and I was employee of the year this go ’round. I’ve got the plaque on the mantle to prove it. It was an honor for sure, I love the place I work for. They’ve been good to me so I’m always happy to return the favor.
What’s in store for 2011? I’ve definitely got a few tricks up my sleeve. Thanks for humoring my antics, and have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.